Falling accident in Illinois Hospital results in Wrongful Death Suit
Posted on November 17th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
An Illinois plaintiff has filed suit in Madison County Illinois against a local hospital for wrongful death, claiming that the hospital’s negligence lead to her mother’s death. According to the suit, the victim was hospitalized and classified as a fall risk, which prompted staff to attach a close call clip to her gown that would have notified them if she tried to leave her bed. However, the claim alleges the staff failed to attach this device properly, to properly inspect the bed alarm, and to enforce proper safety measures for this patient. As a result, the victim tried to get out of bed and fell, suffering injuries that led to her death one week later. According to the FDA, falling risks are extremely high with regard to hospital beds, which is why many hospitals use devices like the one mentioned in this suit. However, by failing to attach these devices properly, nurses and other staff members can actually add to the danger of a patient receiving serious injuries from a fall.
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